Guwahati: Minister for Water Resources, Information and Public Relations Pijush Hazarika on Monday took inventory of the erosion caused by the river Brahmaputra on the north bank from Jahajghat in Tezpur to Bhorasingari close Goruduba under Thelamara Circle travelling all of the stretch in a boat.
The Minister visited Depota outfall, Jharoni, Tinikhoria, Gabharu outfall, Kheroni, Teliagaon, Bhorasingari before alighting at Goruduba under Thelamara Revenue Circle.
All over his inspection shuttle, he was once accompanied by Member of Parliament, Tezpur HPC, Pallab Lochan Das, MLA Borsola Ganesh Limboo, Deputy Commissioner Bhupesh Chandra Das, Superintending Engineer, Nagaon WR Division, J Dey, Executive Engineer, Tezpur WR Division, Khanindra Barman, SDO, Bhagaban Pator, senior district administration officials and others.
The Minister inspected the ongoing transitory protection works currently underway at more than a few locations and directed the Water Resources branch officials to ramp up the erosion keep an eye on works along this stretch as works of permanent nature cannot be taken up these days because of rising waters of the river Brahmaputra.
The Minister said, once the flood season is over, a project to build a new embankment along side protection works in the Singri-Basasimalu area under Borchalla LAC would be taken up as a way to prevent the area from getting inundated by floods once a year.
Reiterating the Government’s commitment to seek a permanent solution to the problem of floods faced by Assam once a year, the Minister said that a state-level consultation with all senior officials of the Water Resources branch would be held later this year, after the flood season is over, which will try to chart a route map seeking a solution to the yearly flood problem of the state. He also directed all Water Resources branch officials to stay at the respective stations all over the an important flood season and monitor the implementation of all erosion keep an eye on and embankment repair works with utmost sincerity and make sure good quality of work so that you can offer some respite to the people of the area.
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